Super Star Member
- Jan 22, 2004
- Sonoma County
- Yanmar YM240, and now just one YM186D
I had a scare back when I was a carpenter. First day on a job I was assigned a forklift with a non-code platform with a railing, to work on a second story window. Then I drove the rig to the next window ... and when I went over a bump the platform fell to the ground.I ordered a nice plastic pallet, the most common pallet size and 6000 pound capacity ... also plan to use it as a work platform ... relying on it not to fall. (Yes, FELs aren't supposed to be counted on for safety, but I think a fall from 4 or 6 feet is a small enough risk.)
I found a fresh - and broken - weld where the lift chain had been attached to the platform.